Homemade Delish and The Melting Pot Giveaway!

Here is another great giveaway. Homemade Delish partnered up with The Melting Pot. See below for more information. If interested in purchasing a shirt or for more information please email homemadedelish@gmail.com. Thanks again for all the love and support xo.

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Homemade Delish and Le Creuset Giveaway!

I am super excited to partner up with Le Creuset again on this awesome giveaway. Please see flyer below for more information. To purchase or for  information on Homemade Delish cookbook visit http://www.lulu.com/spotlight/homemadedelish Thanks again for all the support and good luck.

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Homemade Delish Cookbook Signing/Demo

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After the exciting news comes all the fun.  It’s time for demos and book signings.  I have a list of upcoming events where I will be doing demos, book signings and panels.  I hope you can come out and say hello.

4/12/14  Demo/Book Signing-William Sonoma at the Bellevue ~ 200 S Broad St, Philadelphia, PA 19102, from 1-3pm

4/13/14  Demo/Book Signing- Philly Farm and Food Fest ~ Pennsylvania Convention Center Annex, PA Convention Center Annex, Hall G, Broad Street Atrium Entrance, Philadelphia, PA 19107, from 2:30 - 3pm

4/19/14   Demo/Book Signing -Whole Foods South Street ~ 929 South St, Philadelphia, PA 19147,  Noon – 2pm

5/17/14    #Foodporn (food photography) Panel/Book Signing - Mid Atlantic Wine and Food Festival  ~ DoubleTree Downtown Wilmington, 700 N. King Street, Wilmington, Delaware, First Panel 9am then again at 4pm.  Book Signings in between.

 

Homemade Delish Cookbook!

 

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It’s finally here…The Homemade Delish cookbook.  “Create It, Plate It, Style It, Eat It, Love It,” is something small and sweet to start out with. This was a last-minute project that was presented to me and we (the Homemade Delish team) made it happen.  It took long nights and serious editing but it’s here.  I find it hard to believe that I have my own cookbook, and this is just the beginning.  I hope you enjoy. I will have a post with all the upcoming events, demos and book signings Homemade Delish will be a part of.  Below please find where you can purchase the book.  It will soon be available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Thanks again for all the love and support all of you have given Homemade Delish.

 To purchase Homemade Delish cookbook go to http://www.lulu.com/shop/search.ep?keyWords=homemade+delish&categoryId=100501

Crepes

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Crepes are a delicious French thin pancake which are very versatile.  They can be filled with virtually anything from sweet to savory.  It is a super easy pancake to make, which will impress your guests.  I love to fill them with fresh fruit and ice cream, but go ahead and get wild with ideas for fillings.  This is of course anther favorite for my kids too.  If you are having a party and want to have a dessert bar I would recommend having crepes. I hope you enjoy.

Crepe Ingredients: 

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup milk

pinch salt

2/3 cups all purpose flour

1/4 cup vegetable oil

Preparation:

In a stand up mixer or blender add eggs, flour, vanilla, milk and salt. Blend until smooth and well incorporated.

Heat a skillet on medium to high heat. Take a brush and brush on some oil to the skillet. Pour about a 1/4 cup of crepe batter into the skillet, titling to completely coat the bottom of the pan. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes turning only once, until golden. Set a side

Tip: You don’t need to brush on extra oil unless the pan begins to stick.

Filling Ingredients:

Dozen Strawberries

1/2 teaspoon lemon zest

1/2 teaspoon powdered sugar, to taste

Preparation:

In a blender add 6 strawberries, zest, powdered sugar and blend for about 2 minutes until smooth.  If you don’t want any of the strawberry seeds pass puree through a sieve.

Take crepe, fill it with vanilla ice cream and strawberry puree, & roll it up. Top with extra strawberries, almonds, drizzle some warm caramel on crepe and sprinkle some powdered sugar.

 

 

ACHIEVEAbility

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ACHIEVEability’s Food for Thought event with Presenting Sponsor PNC Bank, will take place on Saturday, March 22nd at 7pm at Urban Outfitters at the Navy Yard.  This premier foodie event will feature more than 20 Greater Philadelphia area top chefs and restaurants.  The participating chefs and restaurants include: Joseph Baldino (Zeppoli), Phoebe Esmon (Emmanuelle), Nathan Johsson (Garces Trading Company), Steve Linneman (Shop 543), Chip Roman & Fred Ortega (Tradestone Confections), Keith Rudolf (Terrain Garden Cafe), Lance Silverman (Sabrina’s Café), David Simms (Eatible Delights), Brad Spence (Pizzeria Vetri), Justin Swain (REX 1516), Karen Weinstein (Doc Magrogan’s Oyster House), Peter Woolsey (Bistrot La Minette), Harvest Seasonal Grill, Little Baby’s Ice Cream, Shake Shack, and La Colombe Torrefaction.  In addition, Del Frisco’s Double Eagle Steakhouse will be treating our distinguished VIP guests to some of their signature drinks and tasty dishes in our VIP Lounge.  Tito’s Handmade Vodka will be providing their handcrafted and award-winning vodkas and Yard’s Brewing Company and Weyerbacher Brewing Company will be serving a selection of their craft beers. 

Food for Thought attracts prominent corporate sponsors (including PNC Bank, Urban Outfitters, Inc., PECO, Higgins Group, Inc., and Morgan Lewis) and individuals who are committed to helping support ACHIEVEability build stronger families and communities in our region. Food for

Thought is ACHIEVEability’s most important fundraiser of the year – raising funds to support its work to break the generational cycle of poverty through their Family Self-Sufficiency Program and their Community Services Office.  Since 1981, the Family Self-Sufficiency Program has provided subsidized housing to low-income and formerly homeless single parent families who desire a better quality of life.  The program requires all of the parents to balance school and work while caring for their families.  Our parents take a minimum of 5 college classes per year and also work at least a minimum of 30 hours per week.  In recent years, ACHIEVEability has extended the core principles of the Family Self-Sufficiency Program into the Haddington and Cobbs Creek communities through their Community Services Office.  The office works with residents to organize, access, plan and implement activities and utilize information which will contribute to achieving a healthy, vibrant, technologically-savvy and hopeful community. The Community Services Office also connects community residents to valuable resources including utility assistance, foreclosure assistance, and financial education classes.

Food for Thought 2014 will be a great event filled with world-class cuisine, live music, and fun activities including a wine and beer toss and an auction.  Tickets are available for purchase now!  General tickets are $200, VIP tickets (includes reserved parking, access to the VIP Lounge, and a special VIP gift) are $300 and Young Friends tickets (35 and under) are $100.  All tickets can be purchased via ACHIEVEability’s website.

 

Kale Chips

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Here is a healthy little snack.  If you love chips and you always try to find a healthy alternative, well these kale chips will do the trick.  They have that super crunch and crispyness that you want.  You can get fresh kale at the store and remove the stems or you can go ahead and buy the pre packaged stuff.  I used Organic Girl 100% Baby Kale.  I love their products.  The freshness in every package is great.  With these chips you can have fun using any topping you would like. People have even told me they use cheese, which I will try next time.

Ingredients:

6 to 10 cups baby kale

extra virgin olive oil, drizzle to taste

salt & pepper, to taste

garlic  and onion powder, to taste

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Before you begin make sure your kale is completely dry with no moisture on it.  Next place the kale in a large bowl drizzle some olive oil and toss.

Take 2 baking sheets and place the kale on them and spread out.  Place one baking sheet in the oven at a time. Bake for 20 minutes rotate half way through.

When finished season to taste.

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Oatmeal Raspberry Cookie

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Cookies are always fun to make.  You can pretty much create any type of cookie to your taste.  My kids love oatmeal raisin cookies but instead of making those I went ahead and did something different.  If you haven’t tried adding different fruits to your cookies this cookie will definitely change your mind.  The raspberry flavor really comes through in it.  Enjoy with a nice glass of milk or coffee.

Ingredients:

3/4 cup of butter, softened

1/2 cup packed light born sugar

1/2 cup natural sugar

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

2 eggs, room temperature

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups rolled oats

1 cup frozen raspberries, chopped

Pinch of salt

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In mixing bowl beat butter for about 30 seconds. Next add sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Beat until well combined. Remember to scrape the sides of the bowl.  Now beat in one egg at a time and vanilla. Beat in 1/2 cup of flour at a time.  If it gets too rough stir the rest of the flour in.

Stir in the oats and raspberries. Take a tablespoon or a small ice cream scoop.  Drop the dough on to parchment paper about 2 inches apart.  Flatten them down a bit. Bake them for 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are light brown.  Cool and enjoy.  

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Vote for Homemade Delish

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Homemade Delish has a lot of fun things coming up for 2014.  I have entered the Better Homes slow cooker contest.  I hope you can stop by and place a vote for me.  Thanks again for all the love and support xo ~ Roberta

Here is the Link http://crockpot.betterrecipes.com/pulled-pork-sandwich-1.html

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Let Them Eat Cake Giveaway!

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Do you have a sweet tooth? Well this is an event you don’t want to miss. I am super excited to be a guest judge this year. This is your chance to win 2 free tickets to the event. City of Hope Philadelphia celebrates ten years of fondant fun with Let Them Eat Cake: Fantasy Weddings on Monday, April 7, 2014 at 6:00pm at the DoubleTree Hilton (237 Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA). Brides-to-be, dessert fanatics and fondant foodies will sample creations from 40 professional pastry chefs and student bakers from around the tri-state region.  Guests will enjoy a new Sweetheart Tablescape competition, Korbel champagne, live music from BVT Live, and the opportunity to meet celebrity chefs Marc and Benny (City Cakes NY) and John Moeller (former White House chef). Tickets can be purchased at bit.ly/cohcake14 or by calling 215-985-0869. All proceeds benefit City of Hope to help cut out cancer, HIV/AIDS and other life-threatening illnesses. 

“What began ten years ago as an intimate evening organized by three friends has now become the Northeast’s premiere wedding cake competition – and Philadelphia’s sweetest event of the year,” said City of Hope’s Amy Tieman. “Our fantasy wedding theme takes us back to our roots. Brides-to-be can find inspiration as bakers let their imaginations run wild.” 
Whether you are a bride or groom, or simply have a huge sweet tooth, this is the perfect opportunity to sample 40 scrumptious cakes from the most talented bakers in the tri-state area. Early confirmed participants include Classic Cakes, Granny Schmidt’s, Wonderland Cakes, The Restaurant School of Walnut Hill and The Art Institute of Philadelphia.
Each Fantasy Weddings masterpiece will be judged by celebrity judges, wedding experts and local VIPs in two levels (professional and college) in six categories (Most Artistic, Best Tasting, Best Theme, Best of Show, more). Guests can also vote in the “People’s Choice” category.
Celebrity judges for 2014 are Chefs Marc and Benny from City Cakes NY and former White House Chef John Moeller. Marc and Benny have been seen on TLC, Food Network, Rachel Ray and E! Network. Moeller has been  chef to three White House administrations, including President  George H.W. Bush, President William Jefferson Clinton and President George W. Bush. Local judges this year will include: * Head Judge – Natayna DiBona, co-host and co-founder Diner en Blanc Philadelphia * Kathy Gold, owner of In the Kitchen Cooking School and president of Les Dames D’Escoffier PHL * Dana Herbert, winner of Next Great Baker *George Kyrtatas, the Sweet Water Grill and Cut Throat Kitchen * Roberta Pipito Homemade Delish
In addition to the main cake competition, City of Hope announces a new Sweetheart Tablescape competition sponsored by UBER and coordinated by Soiree Philadelphia. Local wedding planning and design companies will create Fantasy Wedding Tablescape that will be judged by guests.
All new UBER users will receive a complimentary ride up to $20.00 using promo code Cityofhope2014. For every new user who rides with this code, UBER will donate $5.00 to City of Hope.  Registration is open for professional bakers and pastry chefs, as well as Tablescape competitors. All interested parties should contact Amy Tieman at City of Hope at 215-985-0869 and atieman@coh.org.

So here is what you have to do for this giveaway is leave a comment at one or more of the following Homemade Delish social pages, or this site. Good luck everyone.

1. Join Homemade Delish and City of Hope on Facebook. Leave a separate comment letting us know you did so.

2. Follow @homemadedelish and @CityofHopePhila on Twitter. Leave a separate comment letting us know you are following if you havent already.

3. Subscribe to Homemade Delish via email. Leave a separate comment letting us know you subscribe via email. If you haven’t already.

The giveaway is open until Thursday March 27th , at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. The giveaway is only open to USA residents. Be sure a valid email address is included with your comment(s). Winner will be chosen randomly and announced on this post. We will email the winner and if the winner doesn’t respond in 24 hours, a new winner will be chosen. Product will be shipped by Homemade Delish. Good luck!